Hebrews 11:38 “…the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.” Hebrews 11 has been called the “Hall of Fame” of the faithful. It is an interesting collection of names and stories. For some only a name is given. For others various facts and events are related. Then at the end of … Continue reading You Can Never Tame The Lion
In Memory of Jacob Carlyle Davis August 20, 1986 – December 28, 2010 Two years ago my family experienced one of the most devastating events we had ever faced. Two years ago my brother-in-law died in a car accident. The “facts” of what happened simply do not have the ability to communicate the emotions that I feel this morning as I remember him and how … Continue reading The Lingering Effect of Death’s Assault
The silence of the night was broken by the bleating of new lambs being born. It started out in the distance. One or two at first. The birthing of hundreds of new lambs was beginning. It was going to be a long night. Everyone knew it. Nothing else seemed out of the ordinary. This was the biggest birthing season of the year. Everyone had to … Continue reading Advent Series 2012, Pt. 6 | Shepherds in Search of a Lamb
Several months ago I started the idea of putting together a list of links that I found interesting throughout each week. I am going to take it up again. In this week’s Round-up: In light of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, here are some responses from pastors, theologians and other public Christians that I have come across. I do not endorse all of the views … Continue reading Google Reader Round-up | December 15, 2012
A couple of months ago I came across this video. It is what it says. It’s four minutes of a man you can not see laying blocks in a smooth and steady rhythm. I have watched it several times because there is a beauty in it I can’t describe. There is just something about watching an individual who has honed and perfected a trade or … Continue reading Video Spotlight | “Laying Cinder Blocks like a Pro”
This morning the town of Newtown, CT, was ravaged by the news that an elementary school was taken hostage and the lives of over 25 people were ended, some before they had even had a chance to really begin. When news like this hits it spreads quickly because that is what bad news does. So many thoughts comes to mind about how bad this event … Continue reading The Tragedy at Sandy Hook | “The Depth of Human Sin Has Reared Its Head… Again!”
I came across this video and was struck by the startling struggle that those who do not have a faith orientation have in trying to describe realities of life that are sublime and spiritual. When faith is not the ground of those realities that are non-material and yet undeniable real our language betrays us. Take the time to watch this and listen to the wonder, … Continue reading What is “The Overview Effect?”
I can’t think of any character more mysterious than the man who became the earthly father of the heavenly son. Of all the people in and surrounding the story of Jesus’ birth Joseph stands alone as the most awkward and underscored entity. He does not appear to have a role or a proper place in the story. Even the writers of the Gospels dismiss him … Continue reading Advent Series 2012, Pt. 5 | Who’s your Daddy?